Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Spring 2020

Cole Stallone
Editor-in-Chief

Cole Stallone

Cole is a CAS junior studying History. Born and raised in New York City, you can find him on just about everything @cmjstallone....

Abby Hofstetter
Managing Editor

Abby Hofstetter

Abby is a sophomore in Liberal Studies, and she’s just happy to be here. She’s from Long Island — not the part you’re thinking of, though. She likes sounding smarter than she is, and she dislikes the fact that she looks...

Finley Muratova
Deputy Managing Editor

Finley Muratova

Finley was born in Russia, lived in England and ended up in New York. They love old TV shows and Young Adult literature (which they aren’t ashamed of). Ask them about Patti Smith to spark a conversation, and it’ll be hard to shut ...

Paul Kim
Deputy Managing Editor

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a junior majoring in Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. Within the first 15 minutes of meeting him, you will learn that he hates cilantro more than most things. Though Paul aspires to write ...

Ronni Husmann
Deputy Managing Editor

Ronni Husmann

Ronni (or Veronica) Husmann is a first-year in Liberal Studies intending to study Journalism and International Relations. As a Los Angeles native, she’s trying to reconcile her belief in “West Coast Best Coast” and her l...

Charlie Dodge
Creative Director

Charlie Dodge

Charlie Dodge is a cartoonist/playwright/sophomore at Gallatin studying — what else? —  Storytelling. Specifically, she's interested in multimedia storytelling and interactive narratives, whatever that means. Originally a Californi...

Deborah Alalade
Creative Director

Deborah Alalade

Deborah is a sophomore studying Integrated Digital Media at Tandon. She’s aspiring to be a graphic designer of some kind and get her driver's license. If you don’t see her running between Manhattan and Brooklyn, she’s mos...

Lisa Cochran
News Editor

Lisa Cochran

Lisa Cochran is a sophomore studying Journalism and the Politics concentration within GLS. She is originally from Ames, Iowa — which is more of a vague concept than a real geographical location. When she is not hunched over ...

Emily Mason
News Editor

Emily Mason

Emily is a junior majoring in Journalism and English, but mostly Journalism. Her favorite restaurant is the mochi refrigerator at the 7-Eleven on Bowery. She gets the mint chocolate chip. Catch her reading Victorian novels and ...

Bella Gil
Culture Editor

Bella Gil

Bella is a sophomore in Liberal Studies making the transition into CAS to study Journalism and English. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she still wonders how she ended up all the way across the country. She is an avid lover of ...

Ethan Zack
Arts Editor

Ethan Zack

Ethan is a sophomore in CAS majoring in Journalism and History. When he's not stumbling through an endless supply of coursework, he's doing fun and cool things like reading the Wikipedia plot summaries of horror movies because...

Kaylee DeFreitas
Arts Editor

Kaylee DeFreitas

Kaylee DeFreitas is a junior majoring in Journalism and Educational Theatre with a minor in Irish Studies. She currently owns 37 plants and adores each and every one of them. Her top three movies of 2019 are Parasite, Portrait ...

Jun Sung
Opinion Editor

Jun Sung

Jun is a junior double-majoring in History and East Asian Studies. He's from Indiana, but managed to find his way to New York City. When he isn't on Twitter, you'll probably see him playing League of Legends. Follow him on Twitt...

Alexandra Chan
Multimedia Editor

Alexandra Chan

Alexandra is a Liberal Studies first-year looking to major in Politics and International Relations. She will never swallow her pride to give you a straight answer about where she's from, but most of that was spent in Hong Kong. Fo...

Arvind Sriram
Sports Editor

Arvind Sriram

Arvind is a first-year intending to study Economics and Journalism. He's from Arizona but proudly proclaims himself as a New Yorker despite living here for only three months. If you want to debate obscure sports topics such as t...

Matthew Fischetti
Deputy News Editor

Matthew Fischetti

Matthew is a junior in CAS studying journalism and politics. When he's not writing or reading, you can find him on Twitter @matt_fischetti....

Guru Ramanathan
Under the Arch Managing Editor

Guru Ramanathan

Guru Ramanathan is a senior in Tisch majoring in Dramatic Writing. Born in India, but living in Boston for most of his life, he was initially very confused by the lack of Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City but grew to love Starbuc...

Nick Mead
Deputy News Editor

Nick Mead

Chelsea Li
Deputy Multimedia Editor

Chelsea Li

Chelsea Li is a sophomore majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. When she's not in class or procrastinating on her work, you'll probably find her dancing with her team, Synchronic Dance, watching mukbangs and Netflix docu...

Daija Dewberry
Copy Chief

Daija Dewberry

Daija is a Liberal Studies sophomore studying Politics and Philosophy. She moved around a lot as a kid, so her answer to the question of where she's from is always different. Her interests include buying books she won’t rea...

Dana Sun
Copy Chief

Dana Sun

Dana Sun is a CAS sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Computer Science and minoring in Chinese. Yes, she knows it's a weird combination, but it fits. She just doesn't know how yet. As a born and raised New Yorker, she's...

Vanessa Handy
Social Media Editor

Vanessa Handy

Vanessa is a CAS first-year student studying Journalism, she thinks. She's from Central New Jersey — yes, it's a real place — and has a passion for theatre, caribbean food, self care and music. On any given day, you can find...

Mandie Montes
Senior Under the Arch Editor

Mandie Montes

Mandie Montes is a junior double majoring in Journalism and Latino Studies with a minor in French. Yes, that's a mouthful, so try not to ask her about it, ever. She really doesn't know what else to include in this bio, so you'...

Jake Capriotti
Photo Editor

Jake Capriotti

Jake is a junior at Tisch studying Film & Television. Despite being an upperclassman, this is his first year at NYU after transferring from Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Gilbert, Arizona (Phoenix’s straight-edged sib...

Leo Sheingate
Video Editor

Leo Sheingate

Leo is a sophomore studying Film & Television at Tisch with a focus in Documentary and Editing. He's from Baltimore, but has been back and forth from New York for most of his life for the New York Film Festival. When he is...

Mina Mohammadi
Deputy News Editor

Mina Mohammadi

Mina Mohammadi is a Liberal Studies first-year intending to major in Journalism and Data Science. She is from Westchester County, but calls Iran home. When she's not writing, you can find her at Muji inhaling essential oils or pla...

Roshni Raj
Deputy News Editor

Roshni Raj

Roshni Raj is a CAS first-year intending to double major in Neural Science and Politics, with a minor in Chemistry. Although she calls State College, Pennsylvania home, don't ask her about Penn State football. Passionate abou...

Lauren Gruber
Dining Editor

Lauren Gruber

Lauren is a CAS sophomore studying Journalism and Psychology and WSN's resident sorority girl. A Boston native, she loves ice cream in the winter and the word 'wicked.' Lauren is a Brie cheese enthusiast and her hobbies include pett...

Divya Nelakonda
Beauty & Style Editor

Divya Nelakonda

Divya is a first-year majoring in Media, Culture and Communication. Her favorite pasta shape is angel hair, though pappardelle is a close second. She struggles to not spend all her money on turtlenecks and tickets at Metrograph. Her b...

Deputy Culture Editor

Addison Aloian

Addison is a Tisch-CAS sophomore studying Recorded Music at the Clive Davis Institute and Journalism from Tampa, Florida. When she’s not busy writing for WSN or hanging out with her Zeta Tau Alpha sisters, she can be seen shopping...

Tatiana Velasco
Deputy Culture Editor

Tatiana Velasco

Tatiana is a junior in CAS studying Journalism and Politics. She is a California native who took a year off after high school to make sandwiches. She loves to read non-fiction books, experiment with photography, watch skin car...

Sasha Cohen
Performing Arts Editor

Sasha Cohen

Sasha is a Gallatin first-year student concentrating in Dramatic Writing and Entertainment Business. She is from Chicago, but please do not ask her to choose between New York- and Chicago-style pizza. When Sasha is not seeing t...

Fareid El Gafy
Film Editor

Fareid El Gafy

Fareid is a senior at Tisch double majoring in Film & TV and Politics. He’s half-Egyptian and half-British which is pretty neat, if he does say so himself, but that’s where the neat stuff ends. Hit him up if you know Ja...

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer
Music Editor

Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer

Nico is CAS first-year student looking to major in Journalism and Cinema Studies. He'll either tell you he's from La Jolla, CA or Chiapas, MX depending on the day. In other news, he has a serious addiction toward creating pla...

Ashley Wu
Deputy Arts Editor

Ashley Wu

Ashley is a CAS sophomore majoring in Cinema Studies and Journalism. Her hobbies include eating copious amounts of cheese and disappointing her mom. She is also a poetry editor on West 10th. Follow her on Instagram @ash.wu fo...

Emily Dai
Deputy Opinion Editor

Emily Dai

Emily is a first-year majoring in Economics and Politics. She is from Richmond, Virginia, and she will never let you forget it. When she's not slumming it in the Third North basement, you can find her tweeting something obnoxious...

Gabby Lozano
Deputy Opinion Editor

Gabby Lozano

Gabby Lozano is a sophomore majoring in Global Liberal Studies (with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development) and minoring in Food Studies. Because her dad was in the military, Gabby moved around a lot before set...

Asha Ramachandran
Deputy Opinion Editor

Asha Ramachandran

Asha is a CAS first-year double-majoring in Journalism and Social and Cultural Analysis and hopefully minoring in Spanish. She was born and raised in central Massachusetts, but please refrain from mentioning the Patriots arou...

Helen Wajda
Deputy Opinion Editor

Helen Wajda

Helen is a sophomore double-majoring in English and Childhood/Special Education. Born and raised in upstate New York (actually upstate, not Westchester), Helen now identifies as a downstate New Yorker and has changed her walking pace ...

Noah Friend
Satire Editor

Noah Friend

Noah Friend is a senior majoring in Film & Television with minors in Politics and Business of Entertainment. He has extensive experience in creating comedy as director of the NYU variety sketch team "Friends with Dads," a...

Alex Tran
Deputy Video Editor

Alex Tran

Alex is a Steinhardt first-year majoring in Media, Culture and Communication. She has the look, voice and optimism of a three-year-old. Born and raised in Hanoi, she is more than happy to give you a free city tour on her cool...

Nicole Chiarella
Deputy Copy Chief

Nicole Chiarella

Nicole is a first-year student in Liberal Studies with the intention of majoring in English and Philosophy. Though a New Yorker at heart, she calls Miami home (yes, it's very humid the entire year, and no, she doesn't know J. Lo ...

Kim Rice
Deputy Copy Chief

Kim Rice

Kim (she won’t answer to Kimberly unless you’re her dad) is a sophomore in Liberal Studies, but would rather not ever have to think about these two years again and plans on majoring in Journalism and Politics. Born and raise...

Isabel Tan
Deputy Copy Chief

Isabel Tan

Isabel is a CAS sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing and French. She regrets all three. Her special skills include being stupid, loud, dramatic and mean, as well as consuming dangerous amounts of ...

Alejandra Arevalo
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Alejandra Arevalo

Alejandra is a CAS junior double-majoring in Journalism and Sociology with a minor in Integrated Digital Media. She is a trained visual artist in several media, including sculpture and embroidery, but photography is her favorite....

Sammy Tavassoli
Deputy Under the Arch Editor

Sammy Tavassoli

Sammy is a Gallatin first-year concentrating in neuroscience and literature, who has a special appreciation for Japanese thriller films. While she is from relatively-warm Virginia, she prides herself on easily wearing t-shirts ...

Jessica Fiorella
Voices Editor

Jessica Fiorella

Jessica is a sophomore studying Dramatic Writing. She bounced between states for a while, but ultimately landed on Long Island before moving an hour and a half west to attend NYU. She has wanted to write television since Hurr...

Sara Miranda
Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Sara Miranda

Sara is a senior studying Media, Culture and Communication and Art History. When she's not taking photos around NYC or around the world, you can find her at an art museum or an Instagrammable foodie spot ... where she most likely w...

Lu Limanowski
Under the Arch Video Producer

Lu Limanowski

Lisa Kindyeyeva
Deputy Social Media Editor

Lisa Kindyeyeva

Lisa is a junior studying Global Liberal Studies with minors in in English Literature and Chinese language. She was born and raised in Ukraine but lived in England for four years before getting to New York. She is all about good...

Celia Tewey
Exposures Editor

Celia Tewey

Celia Tewey is a photographer, producer, filmmaker, musician, visual artist, animator and creative innovator based in Boulder, Colorado and New York City. She attends NYU, where she is pursuing a BFA in Film & Television with...

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes
Voices Editor

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

Maxine graduates in May with a B.F.A. in Dance and a Minor in English Literature. She is on the way to publishing her first novella, through Eileen (VerbalEyze Press), and presenting a thesis on choreographic procedure. She is a ...

Katrina Morgan
Deputy Social Media Editor

Katrina Morgan

Katrina Morgan is a first-year studying Computer Science. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, she loves to travel and attend concerts and sporting events. You can keep up with her adventures on Instagram @fabulouslykat...

David Niu
Deputy Social Media Editor

David Niu

David is a CAS first-year majoring in Economics. He is interesting in marketing — especially in social media. He is from Hainan, a beautiful island that is often regarded as the Hawaii of China, but studied for three years in Ra...

Claire Feng
Deputy Under the Arch Video Producer

Claire Feng

Claire Feng is a junior in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture and Communication. She is passionate about pop culture and visual storytelling, and is pursuing a career in unscripted television. She’s previously worked on TV dev...

Crime Bot
Robot Reporter

Crime Bot

Hi, I’m Crime Bot! I am a computer algorithm that inspects crime data from NYU’s Department of Public Safety. With the help of my human friends at WSN, I report campus crime incidents ranging from larceny and harassment issues...